August 3, 2010

KGW NewsChannel 8 is Portland's #1 News Station

Belo station is #1 sign-on to sign-off

PORTLAND, OR - KGW NewsChannel 8 continued as the leading Portland television station in the July 2010 Nielsen sweeps period which ended July 28. KGW NewsChannel 8 retained its news leadership position in average household ratings and share mornings, at noon, and evenings, and at 11 PM. The station also led in the key advertising demographic of adults 25-54 sign-on to sign-off.

Morning viewers clearly chose KGW NewsChannel 8 all morning. The station was most watched in average household rating and share Monday through Friday from 5-9 AM with the combined strength of KGW NewsChannel 8 at Sunrise from the KGW Studio on the Square, and NBC's Today Show.

In the evening news race, KGW NewsChannel 8 had the most watched local and national news in average household rating, share, and adults 25-54 in the block from 5:00-7:00 PM Monday-Sunday. In the key demographic of adults 25-54, KGW NewsChannel 8 attracted nearly double the audience of the closest competitor.

The station's news and information program, Live @ 7, continued as the only local program weekdays in the time period, offering viewers the convenience of getting the top stories at a time that fits their busy schedule. A surprise visit by the actor playing the "Old Spice Guy" in the hit commercial campaign demonstrated the strong online participation of the program's audience.

Weekdays at 1 PM, KGW NewsChannel 8 earned the leading position, commanding a 60% advantage over its closest competitor.

The station's website,, continues to demonstrate impressive growth as consumers increasingly rely on news delivered online and via mobile devices. In the month, earned 12 million page views, and had 1.4 million monthly unique visitors. The website commanded 88,755 average unique visitors per day. Demonstrating the demand for mobile news, earned 1.2 million mobile page views. holds the Oregon Associated Press awards for best website and best use of the online medium.

"Lifestyles demand that information be accessible immediately and on every available platform," said DJ Wilson, KGW President and General Manager. "We appreciate that consumers continue to choose us for credible, distinctive journalism from on air to mobile."

About Belo Corp.
KGW is part of Belo Corp. (BLC), one of the nation's largest pure-play, publicly-traded television companies, owns and operates 20 television stations (nine in the top 25 markets) and their associated Web sites. Belo stations, which include affiliations with ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, CW and MyNetwork TV, reach more than 14 percent of U.S. television households in 15 highly- attractive markets. Belo stations rank first or second in nearly all of their local markets. Additional information is available at or by contacting Brenda Buratti, Director of Programming and Creative Services, KGW, at 503-226-5130

KGW NewsChannel 8 - - - Where The News Comes First!
1501 S.W. Jefferson Street, Portland, Oregon 97201
And the KGW Studio on the Square